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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Wedding by Dorothy West

VMC Bookclub September


Virago Modern Classics Book Club

September 2019

The Wedding

by Dorothy West


This September we are celebrating the reissue of Dorothy West’s classic novel, The Wedding. 


In her last novel, Dorothy West, an iconic member of the Harlem Renaissance, offers an intimate glimpse into African American middle class. With elegant, luminous prose, Dorothy West crowns her literary career by illustrating one family’s struggle to break the shackles of race and class.


‘A writer of huge compassion and acute observation, and also of dazzling style . . .
Her work is more relevant than ever

Diana Evans


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